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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    I must have missed servicing part :)
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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat1960 View Post
    ... and then? Shouldn't the 'working piece' be serviced, too? What's the bargain then?

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    Not necessarily.
    For $90, if its working, I surely would not get it serviced. Indeed I only get my pieces serviced/repaired if they stop.

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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    ... aaah, finally, one who admits that ...

    I agree - for my collection, it depends: there are watches I wear frequently. For them, it hurts me to wear them knowingly that they haven't been serviced.

    And then there are those I wear once a year or even less - I'll find out whether they are due for a service if I wear them and they stop ...

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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat1960 View Post
    ... aaah, finally, one who admits that ...


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    Thanks, sadly.
    Story of my life, too honest and candid.

    But yes, the watches I purchase to wear, I wear and take the chance.

    My 'greats' hardly to never get worn now.
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    Once they stop ticking, I just do not wind them. Just to look at. Sad but true.

    I am sad when my 'run of the mill' pieces stop, but here in Spain, the temperature and humidity kills the oils too fast
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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by howards4th View Post
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    Wearing My 1960's Helbros today but it's killing me, it's not running very well. And, it's all my fault!!!

    A few weeks ago I was in a rush to get the kids to our neighborhood pool, we only had about an hour or so to swim before it closed for the day.

    Well, guess what I forgot to take off? And I ALWAYS take off my watch when I go swimming



    Next day, took it to my watch guy, he took the back and crystal off, dried it best he could and oiled what he could without taking it completely apart.

    It started right back up. My watch guy said, "if this doesn't do it bring it back and he'll do a complete service on it for $90.00".

    Well it ran great for about two weeks until a couple days ago, and now it keeps stopping.


    I paid practically nothing for this watch, it's one of my favorites, it was pretty beat up to start with, and now the water took some of the lettering off the face.

    I don't know if should get it fixed or just find another cheap one.

    As my 9 year old said... "if you like it daddy get it fixed"


    What would you do? Fix it or find an other?


    I Always appreciate everyones opinions.


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    Re: Fix or replace? What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat1960 View Post
    Is it reasonable to spend $ 90 on a watch that cheap? No.
    Should I do it anyway?
    Sure! Most watches in my collection made it here at (much) less than the cost for a decent service - should that mean I shouldn't have them serviced at all?

    Answer that yourself

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